Jefferies & Company

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Current Employee - Investment Banking Vice President in New York, NY
Current Employee - Investment Banking Vice President in New York, NY

I have been working at Jefferies & Company

Pros

strong growth opportunities, solid leadership, good opportunity to advance in career, good balance sheet, small company feel, good place to wrok

Cons

the company is growing very fast and there is sometimes not enough support on the back end. lots of work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep focused on the goal of gaining market share in this strong market opportunity. keep the company appropriately staffed for growth.

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    Room for improvement.

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    Former Employee - Trading Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trading Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    Jefferies is well positioned for a revovery in the financial services marketplace. Jefferies minimizes its exposure to risky business lines and proprietary trading, and is well capitalized to withstand downturns in the economy. As the market turns around, Jefferies will continue its leadership position as an independant and diversified investment bank and institutional brokerage, catering to small and mid-size firms.

    Cons

    Favoratism runs rampant at Jefferies. Hiring and promotions are based on who you know, not what you know. Many times, mid-level management stiffles communication because they are more interested in promoting themselves and their "cronies" rather than foster open communication, build trust and share knowledge between different groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to implement 180/360 degree feedback. This way, management will realize which managers are being productive by addressing real business issues, and which are just playing politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Jefferies Group, no babysitting.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    The culture breeds success through competition, provided the markets are cooperating of course. There is no stifling bureaucracy or 25 layers of middle management. The focus is on the bottom line, so you can focus on doing the best possible job without the typical corporate BS. If you do not want to be part of large, impersonal organization with bumbling management, its a great place to work.

    Cons

    You will not enjoy the "perks" of a typical corporate job, no gyms, very little training. If you are someone who needs a lifeline or a clear path to follow, instead of making your own path, then you may end up aimless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up systems allow your employees to move around within the firm. I felt it was easier to look outside the company for a new type of role than it was to look within the company - I ended up going to a company that is a competitor in an area that Jefferies is trying grow in.

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